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May 19, 2014 02:51 PM

Soft Shell Crab !

Is it out there yet ? Fresh, not frozen. In a sandwich, on pasta, anything ???

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  1. There was a Soft Shell Crab appetizer on the menu at Porsena tonight. But they change their menu almost every day, so no and check (212) 228-4923.

    They are at 21 East Seventh Street, off 3rd Ave (Bowery), and one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city. It's what I think of as authentic Italian - fresh ingredients, and usually not more than about seven ingredients in a dish.

    1. I always enjoy Noodletown in Chinatown

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      1. re: jfmirabella

        I'd love to know which places have soft shell crab that is sauteed until crispy but not coated in a heavy crust of batter.

        1. re: jfmirabella

          Had this for lunch today. Delicious!

        2. We had soft shell crab at Il Pesce at Eataly not too long ago. Very nice.

          1. or where you can buy it? i think i saw something saying they were available at Eataly last week. Not sure if that was/still is true..

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            1. re: TitoSofrito

              Saw them at the seafood counters of Eataly and Citarella this past weekend.

              1. re: TitoSofrito

                Aqua best in chinatown, i'm also fairly certain they do delivery.
                1 dozen for $36

                1. re: Ttrockwood

                  Do you know what size they are? That's half what Citarella's charging!

                  1. re: gavspen

                    Citarella caters to a very different clientele than Chinatown! lol

                    1. re: ttoommyy

                      Well, yeah, but in this case they both cater to people wanting to buy soft shells ;-)

                      I'd certainly make the trip if they arent those little tiny ones.

                    2. re: gavspen

                      Dunno what size, worth a phone call. Or whatever, just eat more of them!

                2. Had a very nice soft shell crab app at Ssam Bar this week.